Well, strangely enough I have another beer review. I guess I’m a little pork deprived right now and I’m in a Jack Daniels rut (not a surprise). Fresh back from another quick business trip to help with a VoIP install at our warehouse in Atlanta I picked up a couple sixers of various beers and another case of Bigfoot Ale (see previous review and explanation on why I have to go to Atlanta to get good beer).
I had never heard of Stoudts Brewery in Adamstown, PA. The sixers were in the “special” section of the beverage mart and I could tell they were something a little different. I grabbed a six of the Double IPA and a sixer of the Fat Dog Stout. I decided to try the Double IPA first. These ales are bottle conditioned and you can see a little sediment in the bottom of the bottle. At a whopping 10% abv and a bitterness rated at 75 IBUs this was going to be a good representative of an IPA (x2) and was going to be right up my alley. I love a good hoppy beer and this does not dissapoint. It is not crushingly bitter, like some IPAs that can almost feel like they are drying out your mouth, but it was very hoppy. It pours a little cloudy and has a nice amber to yellow color with a good aromatic head. Very full bodied, full flavor ale with some nice maltiness that has a nice kick.
Rating: A great IPA with some serious balls